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Albany Police Investigating Judson Street Homicide

Albany, NY

Albany detectives are continuing to investigate a homicide that occurred this morning on Judson Street.

On Monday, January 1, 2024 around 12:42 a.m., officers responded to the area of Judson Street and Second Street for reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located 44-year-old Ozzie Gardner of Albany with gunshot wounds to his chest.

Gardner was treated on scene by emergency medical personnel and transported to Albany Medical Center Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The incident stemmed from an altercation between the victim and the suspect during a party at a nearby residence. The victim and the suspect were known to each other.

At this time the investigation remains active and ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the Albany Police Detective Division at (518) 462-8039.

As always, 100% anonymous tips may also be submitted online to Capital Region Crime Stoppers by visiting www.capitalregioncrimestoppers.com or by downloading the free P3 Tips mobile app.